Space exploration programs alongside the recent biotechnological and digital advances bring forth the consideration that a universe populated with artificial life might soon become one of the forces recalibrating the human condition. Autonomous and self-sustaining systems based on the principle of life kindle alternative paradigms with which space exploration and its informational colonization might be approached. Attempts to engage the wider space community in a discourse with various developmental practices complementary to the existing programs are resulting in flying laboratories intended to test and validate new techniques and proposals on low-cost and robust satellites. The arts and humanities are emerging as key articulators of thoughts on the ontology of the human in outer space and engage in projects that aid the construction and manifestation of data from and intended for space transmission. The invited speakers will, from their respective fields of expertise, illuminate contemporary topics associated with human presence in space.
event: Topology of non-human agents⎪3. 4. 2014, Ljubljana⎪organisation: Miha Turšič⎪partner: Kapelica Gallery